Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Shadow Soul: Guest Post + Giveaway

Today we have a special treat for our readers.  Kaitlyn Davis, author of The Shadow Soul, has provided us with a fun guest post...Jinji's Unsent Letter.

Keep reading for a chance to win one of two signed copies of The Shadow Soul!

Jinji’s Unsent Letter

Dear Rhen,

I’m leaving. I know this letter is the coward’s way out, I know I should tell you to your face, but I just can’t. It would be too much. Too hard. You would convince me to stay, when I know in my heart that I must go.

A letter? I know you must be confused. I’m not writing it, you know I don’t know how, never learned. But I won’t tell you who helped me, and though it is against your nature, I beg you not to ask. You hunt for secrets, you live to uncover them, but please do me this one favor.

In exchange, I’ll tell you my secret. You’ve known about it since day one, sniffed it on my skin, pushed me to the brink to reveal it, and now I will.

I am a girl.

The boy Jin—the one you saved, befriended, let inside—that boy is me, a girl named Jinji.

How? I know that word is spinning circles in your head. Well, here is my other secret. I have magic. Just like you, except different. I can weave illusions, very real illusions, and I apologize for my dishonesty.

But mostly, I’m sorry that you will never read this. That I will never send this. It will be torn up the moment it is completed. Because I would rather you hate the boy I pretended to be, than know the real me and hate her still.

I will miss you. But I cannot ignore that path of destiny any longer. My family waits, and I must put them to peace.


What do you think of Jinji's letter?  Does it make you want to read more? Let us know in the comments!

The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragon #1) by Kaitlyn Davis.

GAME OF THRONES meets GRACELING in a new young adult fantasy by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews)

When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to—until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret—magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.

But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence—it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn…

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  1. The blurb sounds interesting

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this. I haven't read this author yet. Sounds interesting :)
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  3. Thank you so much for joining my blog tour! I'm so happy you and your readers enjoyed learning more about The Shadow Soul!

  4. Oh gosh, after reading this book, that letter just makes me even more twisted up inside! Can't wait to read book 2 :)

    1. I still need to read book 1, but it sounds like a great read. *add to TBR list*